Devonshire House Network Membership

The below sections outline information on the Devonshire House Network membership,  reasons to join, fee information and benefits of becoming a member.

Categories of Membership

Devonshire House has re-established its Membership Programme and offers the following options:-

  • Free Basic Membership
  • Personal Membership
  • Corporate Membership
  • Former members of the Devonshire House Management Club have automatic free membership and
  • Speakers automatically become Honorary Members. To our past Speakers, our Events are free.

Free Basic Membership

  • This lasts for 6 months from original registration, following which we would hope Corporate Membership would be adopted, although Personal Membership is an option.
  • Basic Membership involves registering contact details – Name, Company, Job Title, Mobile number and email address.
  • Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement applies – and can be seen here.
  • Formal opt-in for General Data Protection Regulations purposes is requested as part of Free Basic Membership.
  • Free Basic Membership rates apply for all Events – 10% reduction from Standard Event Fees.
  • …and this includes introducing guests at the same member rates.
  • Regular emails about our Events.

Personal Membership

  • Personal membership is annual, renewable on the anniversary of the joining date.
  • Personal Members will register – Name, Company, Job Title, Mobile number and email address.
  • Personal Members have the option of registering their basic information and additional (by agreement) information listed on the password-controlled Members Section on the website and are able to contact directly other members at will – subject to the DHN mantra that all DH Members are open for business but being spotted selling is regarded as bad manners!
  • Access to the formal Member Message Board, exchanging opinions, professional advice & invitations to other member-related events.
  • Personal Member rates for all Events. (25% reduction of the Standard Event Fees and deemed to be at cost to DHN.)
  • Access to online transcripts of all Director Forum Events, where available, and where not available to non-members who have access to the synopsis on the website.
  • A monthly Devonshire House Member Circular – which includes submitted material from other members, including Member’s own seminars/ workshops and corporate news, suitably edited.
  • Specific Personal Member Only events which may include an Annual Conference, a Christmas Party/ Reception.
  • Members are entitled to introduce guests at the same Personal Member rates. See Membership Fees.
  • Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement applies – and can be seen here.
  • Formal opt-in for General Data Protection Regulations purposes is requested as part of Personal Membership.
  • Regular emails about our Events.

Corporate Membership

  • Corporate Membership is annual, renewable on the anniversary of the joining date.
  • The Corporate Membership Fee varies according to the size of the organisation, measured in turnover bands – see schedule.
  • This banding also reflects the number of the Corporate Members’ executives included in the registration. It would be preferable for these executives to be named so that they can enjoy full member benefits.
  • Corporate Members will register – Name, Company, Job Title, Mobile number and email address.
  • Corporate Members have the option of registering their joining contact details and some other personal (by agreement) details listed on the password-controlled Members Section on the website and are able to contact directly other members at will – subject to the DHN mantra that all DH Members are open for business but being spotted selling is regarded as bad manners!
  • Access to the formal Member Message Board, exchanging opinions, professional advice & invitations to other member-related events.
  • Corporate Membership rates for all Events. (Taken as 25% off the standard Event fee and deemed to be at cost to DHN.)
  • Access to online transcripts of all Director Forum Events, where available and not available to non-members who have access to the synopsis on the website.
  • A monthly Devonshire House Member Circular – which includes submitted material from other members, including Member’s own seminars/ workshops and Corporate news, suitably edited.
  • Specific Member Only events which may include an Annual Conference, a Christmas Party/ Reception.
  • Members are entitled to introduce guests at the same Corporate Member rates. See Membership Fees.
  • Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement applies – and can be seen here.
  • Formal opt-in for General Data Protection Regulations purposes is requested as part of Free Basic Membership.
  • Regular emails about our Events.

Devonshire House has re-established its membership Programme.

In presenting the case of Devonshire House Membership, we probably need to repeat – maybe in slightly different ways – information that appears in other parts of this website.  New members need to assess what they are likely to get out of Devonshire House membership, if they are the right sort of person to derive benefit and enjoyment, what is involved and how much it will cost.

Devonshire House is a people-focused membership club for Director-level professionals in leadership roles who have an instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise.  Membership is targeted at this broad group. Our purpose is to create, for our members, thinking time and space for key business issues and where people make the difference. Delivered through our website and through about 20 Events throughout the year, our members discover more about Enterprises and how the effectiveness of their people can be nurtured and grown.

Devonshire House Members want to know about enterprises – businesses and organisations – what makes them tick – and how all of this impacts on people – the people for whom they are responsible.  Our predecessor club, The Devonshire House Management Club – established about forty years ago – focussed on HR professionals and mainly for industrial relations discourse and enlightenment – a fundamental and dominating role for HR Directors at that time.  Since then, our working world has changed hugely – now, line managers are more dependant that hitherto on their teams for their own success. They also need their HR colleagues to help them do this.

Look at our Member Benefits section under each membership category. Also read what we say about Networking. You can comment on this if you wish – here.

DHN exists for the benefit of its Stakeholders. These are:-

  • Corporate Members,
  • Personal Members,
  • Partner Firms & Sponsors,
  • Reciprocal Arrangements,
  • We also go out of our way to benefit Members Guestsand our Speakers where mutual opportunities arise.

Our financial aim is to cover our operational and development costs. Members’ subscriptions are aimed at covering the costs of the Events – non-members, who are always welcome, pay the standard Event price.

Many Member Firms and Sponsors see DHN as an extension of their own marketing capability and activities.  They may well organise their own Events – but joining forces with Devonshire House for specific Events saves them the bother and enables them to meet new potential clients/ customers outside their normal range and in different settings.

At the heart of the DHN Product is the establishment and development of a repository of original thinking and information, seeking to extract best value form all our Events –  supporting our members who have an instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise.

These are the Devonshire House Event Streams:

  • Nine Speaker Events a year – featuring a high-profile Speaker and either dinner before the talk or a warm buffet after the talk
  • Director Forum Events – about eight during the year.
  • A Summer Debate- usually in July
  • A DHMC Alumni lunch at the Charing Cross Hotel (now renamed the AMBA Hotel) – usually in November.
  • DHN Private Networks.

The intention is that Members will enjoy their DHN experience – more so if they meet a balanced cross section of peer group senior managers and in whose company they feel comfortable and with whom they may be able to expand their own body of knowledge about our working world.  In particular, DHN Members are looking for insights into business and into people in the workplace and it is this thinking that lies at the heart of the Membership experience.

Other Membership Matters.

  • In joining DHN, the new Member understands and supports the current definition, objectives, philosophies and ambition of DHN which are set out on the website.
  • Members should behave as they think other members would expect them to behave.
  • Dress code should reflect the requirements of the venue.
  • DHN recognizes the strong commercial motives behind being a Member and are encouraged to talk about who they are and what they do – subject to a generally approved mantra – DHN Members are all open for business – but being spotted selling is seen bad manners!
  • Normal commercial confidentiality rules apply, as also does the Chatham House Rule at Events, unless agreed otherwise.

Membership needs to be approved by the Management Committee, taking into account the crucial need to develop a balanced membership and also reflect any strong views expressed by current Members.

DHN is moving back to its original members club format and with a focus on a Corporate Membership basis. Individual Members are welcomed but encouraged to become Corporate.

Corporate Membership

TurnoverMonthly Fee (by DD)Members IncludedGuests Allowance
£1bn+£33065
£100m£25054
£20m£16043
£10m£12532

Personal Membership

TurnoverMonthly Fee (by DD)Members IncludedGuests Allowance
N/A for Individuals£301N/A

To become a Corporate or a Personal Member, an email applying for membership should be sent to info@DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk  – covering the matters set out below.

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Company
  • Email
  • Mobile number
  • Any specific areas of interest
  • I understand what DHN is, what it does, how it sees its members and its philosophies.
  • I also agree with the DHN Data Protection and Privacy Policy and how my personal information may be used and also as regards the General Data Protection Regulations
  • I agree to be opted-in as regards the General Data Protection Regulations
  • I understand that that Agreement can be terminated by either party at one month’s notice.

Standard Event Fees – wef 1.1.18

These can vary to reflect venue and menu costs but are likely to be:-

  • Speaker Event – dinner – £95
  • Speaker Event – warm buffet – £75
  • Director Forums£50.
  • Where the Director Forum is in two parts, the first part will consist largely of invited attendees.

Members’ reduced fees are normally claimed automatically when booking through Eventbrite.  Members may also be able to buy Event tickets in advance for themselves and their guests either generally or for specific Events and as soon as the Eventbrite notice is published online.

We are keen to establish arrangements with Partner Firms and Sponsors.  Please ask for more information info@DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk   The only restriction is that new Partner Firms need to be acceptable to our current Partner Firms – which will usually mean non-competing!

In many instances, these arrangements are focussed on specific Events – particularly for Director Forums.  Mostly, this would take the form of providing the venue and, we hope, the refreshments.

We set out here some of our thoughts about networking which we think might be helpful, either generally or specifically in considering becoming a Member of Devonshire House.

Read more here